The people of Baltimore will hail Art Modell as the man who brought football back to Charm City in 1996.
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The people of Cleveland will remember Modell as the man who worked behind the scenes to tear their beloved team from them.
As the league's broadcast chairman from 1962 to 1993, Modell fueled the engine that brought "Monday Night Football" into our living rooms. It's fair to remember him as a visionary for how he developed the relationship between television and football.
On the field, Modell's teams compiled 18 playoff appearances and 12 postseason wins, including Cleveland's 1964 NFL championship and Baltimore's Super Bowl XXXV victory over the New York Giants. Unlike the Ravens, the Browns haven't won a playoff game since New Year's Day 1995, with Modell staring down from the owner's box.
And that decision has overshadowed a lifetime of notable accomplishments.